Images

The Images section features photographs, postcards, and different types of artwork, as well as reproductions of images that appeared in newspapers, magazines, and other publications. These images all reflect the Carlisle Indian School students, facilities, and staff. Images available here are drawn from files housed at the U. S. National Archives, from collections of Carlisle Indian School materials housed at various archival repositories, and from a variety of published sources. Visitors to this website are also invited to share copies of photographs from their own personal and family collections; please contact us if you have images you would like to contribute.

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Stailey Norcross and an unidentified male student, c.1883

Studio portrait of Stailey Norcross (seated) and an unidentified male student (standing), both wearing school uniforms.

Note: Previous cataloging interpreted the name of the unidentified student as possibly being "Henry Sprane," but there are no records for a student with that name.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

White Buffalo, c.1883

Studio portrait of White Buffalo.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Red Cloud (pose #1), 1883

Studio portrait of Red Cloud, a Sioux chief. 

Student newspapers reported that Red Cloud visited the school in January of 1883. This photo was probably taken during that visit. 

The Cumberland County historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-057Bc and CS-CH-026.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Frank West, c.1883

Studio portrait of Frank West wearing school uniform.

The caption reads: Frank West 3

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Edgar Fire Thunder and Solomon Chandler, c.1883

Studio portrait of Edgar Fire Thunder, a member of the Sioux Nation. Another person, named Solomon, is also pictured. This is probably Solomon Chandler (Comanche nation), who attended between 1882 and 1884. Both are wearing school uniforms.

The caption reads: Solomon and Edgar

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Samuel De Rauza, c.1883

Studio portrait of Samuel De Rauza.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-033c and 13-37-02. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Twelve Sioux male students [version 1], c.1883

Studio portrait of twelve male students, all wearing school uniforms. The caption identifies them as being from the Sioux tribe, Pine Ridge agency and entered in November 1882. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Ten Omaha male students [version 2], c.1883

Studio portrait of ten male students, all wearing school uniforms. The caption identifies them as being from the Omaha nation who arrived in August 1883. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-043b and PA-CH2-013a. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Ellwood Wilbeforce (Ellwood Moon) or Ellwood Dorian, c.1883

Studio portrait of Ellwood Wilbeforce (Ellwood Moon) or Ellwood Dorian. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Watson Penn, George Summers, Joseph Big Wolf, and a visitor [version 2], c.1883

Studio portrait of Watson Penn, George Summers, Joseph Big Wolf (seated on the floor in uniform), and a visitor (seated in a chair).

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Harry Shirley [version 2], c.1883

Studio portrait of Harry Shirley wearing school uniform.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH2-074c and 13-28-01.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Red Cloud with Agent Townsend and a male student [version 1], 1883

Studio portrait of Red Cloud, a Sioux chief, with Special Agent Townsend and an unidentified male student. 

The school newspapers reported a visit to the school by Red Cloud and Agent Townsend in January 1883. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Henry Ouita, c.1883

Studio portrait of Henry Ouita wearing school uniform.

The caption reads: Henry Outa - 3-50 - Pd

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Ten unidentified male Omaha students #3, c.1883

Studio portrait of ten unidentified male students wearing school uniforms. 

Previous cataloging identifies them as from the Omaha nation. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Ellis Childers, c.1883

Studio portrait of a young man . 

Note: There is a difficult to read handwritten caption along the side of the image which we believe says: Ellis Childers

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Casper Edson and an unidentified male student, c.1883

Casper Edson (seated) and an unidentified male student (standing), both wearing school uniforms. 

Note: A handwritten caption along the side of the image reads: Casper Edson and [de Beth?]

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Clayton Brave and Bear Fire Heart, c.1883

Studio portrait of Clayton Brave (seated at left) and another young man (at right), probably Brave Fire Heart.

A handwritten caption along the side of the image identifies Clayton Brave, but the second person's name is less clear. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Kent Black Bear and Dana Long Wolf [version 1], c.1883

Studio portrait of Kent Black Bear (seated) and Dana Long Wolf (standing), both holding straw boater hats.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Teachers' Quarters and Band Stand, c.1883

View showing part of the Teachers' Quarters and the Band Stand, with four male figures in front the bandstand. The fence that surrounded the school is visible behind the Teachers' Quarters. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Elizabeth Black Moon, c.1883

Studio portrait of Elizabeth Black Moon probably wearing school uniform. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Seven Chiricahua students upon arrival, 1883

Portrait of three male students and four female students photographed in the clothing they arrived in. Standing behind them are Richard Henry Pratt (second from the left), two uniformed soldiers, and one male student in uniform with a scarf (right). They are posed on the school grounds.

The Cumberland County Historical Society identifies them as Chiricahua Apaches and the date the photograph was taken as 1883. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Teacher or matron's room [?], c.1883

View of a bedroom, presumably of a person at the school. It is likely that it was the room of a female teacher or matron, probably Mary Hyde. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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